Mars

NASA shares beautiful view of Earth and its Moon, as seen from Mars

NASA shares beautiful view of Earth and its Moon, as seen from Mars

The US space agency NASA has released a very beautiful image of our planet, Earth and its Moon, as seen from the red planet.

Jan 07, 2017, 00:43 AM IST
3D images show what lies beneath Mars poles

3D images show what lies beneath Mars poles

The information will help scientists better understand Martian climate changes and may allow them to determine the age of the polar caps without using climate models.

Jan 04, 2017, 19:49 PM IST
NASA's solution for a home for astronauts sent to Mars is as cold as ice!

NASA's solution for a home for astronauts sent to Mars is as cold as ice!

Officially called the 'Mars Ice Home', NASA's working model is an inflatable, inner-tube-like device that, when inflated fully, is covered with a thick sheet of protective ice.

Jan 02, 2017, 09:47 AM IST
 Scientists discover dark matter lost since birth of universe

Scientists discover dark matter lost since birth of universe

Scientists, for the first time, have been able to measure the amount of dark matter the Universe has lost since the Big Bang some 13.7 billion years ago.

Dec 31, 2016, 08:24 AM IST
NASA to come up with ice homes on Red planet to protect astronauts

NASA to come up with ice homes on Red planet to protect astronauts

The researchers further say that to protect the astronauts from harsh Martian environment, ice is probably the best building material.

Dec 30, 2016, 17:29 PM IST
Red no more? NASA's Curiosity rover discovers purple rocks on Mars!

Red no more? NASA's Curiosity rover discovers purple rocks on Mars!

Studying the composition of these different rock layers can help scientists learn more about Mars' past.

Dec 30, 2016, 00:05 AM IST
China plans to become first country to land on far side of moon

China plans to become first country to land on far side of moon

China vowed Tuesday to speed up the development of its space industry as it set out its plans to become the first country to soft land a probe on the far side of the moon, around 2018, and launch its first Mars probe by 2020.

Dec 27, 2016, 16:26 PM IST
NASA orbiter detects small troughs growing on Mars which may become 'spiders'

NASA orbiter detects small troughs growing on Mars which may become 'spiders'

Using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) data, researchers have detected cumulative growth of erosion-carved troughs that may be infant versions of larger features known as Martian "spiders".

Dec 22, 2016, 02:39 AM IST
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity halts trek due to troubleshooting problem

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity halts trek due to troubleshooting problem

Curiosity made a marvelous landing on Mars four years ago to determine if the Red planet had some ingredients for life.

Dec 14, 2016, 11:14 AM IST
Mars One project: Swiss firm aims to establish permanent human settlement on the Red Planet!

Mars One project: Swiss firm aims to establish permanent human settlement on the Red Planet!

The Mars One project is the brainchild of two entities: the Dutch not-for-profit Mars One Foundation and a British public limited company Mars One Ventures.

Dec 04, 2016, 20:40 PM IST
Deep canyons on Mars discovered to be carved out by liquid water triggered by climate change!

Deep canyons on Mars discovered to be carved out by liquid water triggered by climate change!

The researchers suggest that a glacier-covered early Mars may have experienced long warm periods, lasting up to 10 million years at a time, caused by a thick atmosphere of carbon dioxide and hydrogen.

Dec 02, 2016, 22:52 PM IST
Europe's new Mars Orbiter sends first data from NASA rovers

Europe's new Mars Orbiter sends first data from NASA rovers

The first data from NASA rovers Opportunity and Curiosity on Mars has reached Earth last week in the successful first relay test of a NASA radio aboard Europe's new Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO).

Nov 30, 2016, 12:40 PM IST
NASA to work with UAE on Mars probe

NASA to work with UAE on Mars probe

The US space agency NASA will work with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Space Agency

Nov 27, 2016, 23:48 PM IST
ISRO seeking scientific proposals for Mars Orbiter Mission-2 following Mangalyaan's success

ISRO seeking scientific proposals for Mars Orbiter Mission-2 following Mangalyaan's success

A call for proposals through an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) has been made within India to seek proposal for scientific experiments for Mars Orbiters Mission-2.

Nov 26, 2016, 09:12 AM IST
ExoMars space programme needs an extra 400mn euros

ExoMars space programme needs an extra 400mn euros

The two-part mission saw a spacecraft successfully placed into orbit in mid-October, but a companion lander designed to pave the way for a mobile-lab rover in 2020 smashed into the planet`s surface.

Nov 26, 2016, 00:04 AM IST
Schiaparelli Mars Lander probably crashed due to sensor failure, says ESA

Schiaparelli Mars Lander probably crashed due to sensor failure, says ESA

Announcing the preliminary finding in a report released November 23, ESA said a sensor failure led to malfunction and the crash of the Mars lander.

Nov 24, 2016, 12:58 PM IST
Massive underground ice deposit on Mars - And it's bigger than New Mexico!

Massive underground ice deposit on Mars - And it's bigger than New Mexico!

Researchers using data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) found out that the deposit is more extensive in area than the state of New Mexico.

Nov 23, 2016, 10:46 AM IST
Donald Trump may cut NASA's climate change budget for deep space missions

Donald Trump may cut NASA's climate change budget for deep space missions

According to the Telegraph, Trump wants the agency to realign its goals for deep space missions rather than earth science research.

Nov 21, 2016, 16:22 PM IST
National Geographic on new TV mission to Mars

National Geographic on new TV mission to Mars

A first-of-its-kind TV series that combines documentary with scripted drama is set to take audiences around the world on a new Mars mission from next week.

Nov 12, 2016, 23:05 PM IST
Scientists claim Red planet too dry to be habitable

Scientists claim Red planet too dry to be habitable

Mars is the only target outside Earth which has been searched for life extensively but a team of researchers has found that it is too dry to be habitable and without water, it is impossible for humans to survive.

Nov 12, 2016, 13:02 PM IST